Dec 2, 2013
© 2014, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.
From a press release
issued by Arthur Kowitz:
Electric racebikes in action.
CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING SERIES HITS THE U.S.
Championship national electric motorcycle roadracing kicks-off in 2014 as the zero-emission U.S. eMotoRacing Series, running in conjunction with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) CPL Systems Historic Cup National Roadrace Series.
Races will be held at many of the nation’s finest racetracks -- Barber Motorsports Park, Daytona International Speedway, Grattan Raceway, Miller Motorsports Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, NOLA Motorsports Park, Road America, Roebling Road Raceway, Sonoma Raceway, and Willow Springs International Raceway.
Race-ready electric motorcycles are available from Brammo and Zero Motorcycles, making it simple to participate in this series. These electric motorcycles have similar powertrains to electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, the Tesla Model S, and the electric portion of the Chevy Volt. Electric racebikes' fastest speeds are similar to race-prepared 600cc gasoline-powered bikes.
Riders and teams are invited to participate in the elite eGrandPrix class for full-on prototype machines, or in eSuperSport, aimed at production racers and race-prepped, electric-powered street bikes. Both classes give participants the opportunity to showcase and develop new technologies, while enjoying an affordable racebike with pure chassis feedback and very low maintenance.
Become a leader who is easy on the environment – the sky’s the limit in this high-performance, exciting new racing series! With trophies at each event and year-end awards, don’t miss your chance to become the country’s very first eMotoRacing champion!
Sponsored by Arthur Kowitz Realty of Daytona Beach, Florida (akr1.com), the U.S. eMotoRacing Series will run as an exhibition class at all 10 rounds of the AHRMA Historic Cup Series; for event information and a full series schedule, visit . For technical details on the U.S. eMotoRacing Series, email Kowitz at eMotoRacing@akr1.com.
About AHRMA: The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, Ltd. is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of classic motorcycles, while educating the public about those machines. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America , and is one of the world’s leading classic-bike organizations.
About Arthur Kowitz: Kowitz was a pioneer and competitive privateer in AMA Superbike racing from the class' inception in 1976 until 1982. A quarter-century later, he rode his venerable Kawasaki Z1 to the 2008 AHRMA Vintage Superbike Heavyweight Championship. This past year, he competed on an electric Brammo Empulse TTX in the FIM eWorldCup Series at Laguna Seca Raceway and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Provisional 2014 AHRMA Road Racing Schedule:
2/28-3/2 Roebling Road Raceway, Bloomingdale, GA
3/28-30 NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, LA
4/25-27 Willow Springs International Raceway, Rosamond, CA
5/1-2 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA
6/6-8 Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
6/13-15 Grattan Raceway, Belding, MI
7/11-13 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ
8/29-31 Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT
10/9-12 Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL
10/17-19 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL